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Reports on the Scientific Investigations. Biology. British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09





Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 B851 1907


London: W. Heinemann


Named after the ship, the Nimrod, this expedition sailed for Antarctica in August, 1907, under the leadership of Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922). The expeditionary party came together in New Zealand and sailed for Antarctica on January 1st, 1908. Shackleton hoped to be the first person ever to reach the South Pole but he ultimately failed. Geographical and scientific observations were made throughout the expedition and the team made the first ascent of Mount Erebus. Professor Edgeworth David led the scientific team with Douglas Mawson as a member; both men were from Australia. Nimrod returned to New Zealand on 23rd March, 1909.


Editor: James Murray, “Reports on the Scientific Investigations. Biology. British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09,” | OUR Heritage, accessed May 28, 2022,

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